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at everything from how the government spends your money to the war in iraq. and laura ingle is live in our new york city newsroom with a wrap-up. the economy is on top of the mind for voters, apparently, according tour latest poll. what do voters say about the job our president is doing to manage the situation? >> hi, julie. well, you know, with the economic recovery seemingly stalled, only 32% of voters are confident the obama administration can handle the economy. nearly twice as many, 61% are concerned about the administration's ability to deal with the situation. political independents, the key swing group in most elections are much more likely to be concerned. 64% than confident. that would be 24%. despite the perception that president obama has not done much to improve the economy, few feel john mccain would have faired better if he had been elected. just over half feel the economy would be the same today if mccain were president. that was 54% of the vote. >> julie: laura, with the president's speech about the end of the u.s. combat or operations in iraq, what are the american people say
organizations trying to make the case that cheers are about a lot more than just school speurbt. laura ingle has been following this story, but i call her lawyer kwrarbg everybody should know, laura, from new york city. what's the story, laura? >> reporter: you know, cheerleading these days, a lot more than pom poms and pyramids and cheerleaders do consider themselves fierce competitors, think of that movie bring it on, are looking for the recognition they believe they deserve so they can go ahead and go head to head with the tumbling and jumping and cheering and chanting. >> sonya considers herself an athlete. >> we're in the weight room, lifting weights, we're competing with the football guys. >> but in july, a connecticut judge disagreed. ruling cheerleading is too underdeveloped and disorganized to qualify as a sport under title nine, the 1972 law ensuring equal right phos women's athletics. now two different organizations are taking matters into their own hands. >> we want to establish a new sport where they truly feel that it's utilizing their athletic skill set and to where they're recogn
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